The camera may not reach the heights of LG's premium range snappers in its Viewty range, but it offers decent enough quality and it's got a few interesting features. It is, however, one of the slowest to open that we've come across on a current smartphone – around six seconds from a standing start. It has autofocus, but takes around four seconds to focus and take a pic. So, all in all, it's not great for quick snaps.
There's a macro mode, geo-tagging, and a panorama function, which takes three pictures as you move through an angle of about 90 degrees. It has smile detection and face tagging, which is supposed to match pictures to those in your contacts book. It sounds like a nice idea, but you'll need to tag them first, so it can be a bit labour intensive. Video records at 30fps, offering surprisingly smooth imaging. Like the photos, there are easy options for sharing via email, MMS or with your social networks.
Come on that touch screen is not that bad, can't see much difference from this to other touch screen phones, but you make it as if it's the worst ever.
The size of phone easily fits into your hand, size somewhat similar to older phones not like the iPhones and Nexuses slates of today, and it doesn't feel to heavy either.
The back of phone is a very smooth leather(?) and feels great to the touch and would have grip to a desk. And the keyboard is the best since HTC Touch Pro - that is nuff said.
And in the same manner, I'm sure an LED can output far more light in a short burst than it could cope with continuiously.
It's very simple - when a new technique is applied to an existing technology a new name must be found. If a new name is not available then the name of the technique or material must be used instead. Bathtubs, for example, were first made of tin but are often made of plastic these days. So, if you have a tin bath it's a bath but if you have plastic it's not a bath. Houses either have bathrooms or plasticrooms depending on the material used for the main item within the room.
Plastic bath = plastic
Tin bath = bath
This "phone" does not excite me. I'd prefer that they were honest and called it what it really is - plastic encased circuitry and chips. Without even a hint of Bakelite, it cannot be called a phone.
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Works for me
I've had this for a while and as my first smartphone I am very pleased with it.
Although I'm sure the comments complaining that it's only Android 1.5 are valid, but for someone's first experience, don't make any difference.
The camera (and LED Flash) is very good for what I want i.e. in the pub etc and if I want anything better I would take my dedicated compact.
So, the only complaint above that I would agree with is that, yes, the home button is too sensitive and easy to brush accidentally, but you do get used to and avoid it after a while.
For anyone wanting a cheap route into the world of Android I would recommend this phone!
Re: "LED flash"
"LED Flash = LED
Flash = Flash
Not complicated, is it?"
Weeeeeeellll... being that my phone has an LED on the front used as a notification light for texts/emails/alerts etc but no camera flash at all of any description, and my wife's phone has a xenon flash... yes it is complicated.
If the review just said the phone has an LED, there'd be no indication that the LED was intended for taking pictures with the camera. If it just said it had a flash, how would I know whether it was a xenon or an LED designed to momentarily switch on and off (i.e. flash in the literal English sense of the word) in sync with the camera to illuminate the picture?
What's NOT complicated is simplifying matters by referring to them as an LED flash and a xenon flash. They both flash.
Unless of course you want to uncomplicate matters further by redefining the meaning of the word flash, but that's your call.